September 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
What is Semi-Minimalism?
I admire those minimalists with their car-free lifestyles, their six-item wardrobes, their tv-free homes, their 100 things and their lack of goals. I really do. I read their blogs regularly and dream of a day when my desk only has five things on it.
But in my reality, I have a husband who travels, two teenage daughters, a full-time job (just expanded to two jobs), a busy volunteer schedule, a cat, a dog, and a mortgage.
So I’m not going to aspire to becoming a minimalist anytime soon. Instead I will work toward Semi-Minimalism — I will work to only have and do things that I usually love. I will try to minimize where I can so that I can indulge where I want. For example, I drive an all-electric, zero-emission car for 90% of my daily commuting and errands. My other car is a big seven-seater gas guzzler. That’s how I roll.